Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
General Custer (F.& S. II.379), 1986
screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board
36 x 36 inches
45.25 x 45.25 inches (frame)
printer's chop mark lower right
verso: artist's copyright ink stamp; Publisher Gaultney-Klineman Art, New York ink stamp
"General Custer" is one of ten prints in Andy Warhol’s 1986 "Cowboys and Indians" series. The portfolio explores the relationship between the media’s romanticized take on the Great American West and its duplicitous effect on correctly understanding history. General Custer was a commander of the Union Army during the American Civil War and fought against Indigenous Americans during the American Indian Wars. He died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn at the hand of Sioux leader Sitting Bull and his Plains Indians army.
The full sheet appears to be in very good condition with vibrant colors and no evidence of damage or restoration. There are no folds and the corners are all crisp and sharp.
Private Collection, Dallas, Texas